Mark Vincent, popularly known as Vin Diesel in Hollywood, is an American actor, director, producer, voice over artist and screenwriter. He had an inclination towards acting from a very young age and remained involved with Theatre in New York City throughout his teenage. He took up a creative writing course at his college which gave him the inspiration to start writing screenplays. Diesel started off his entertainment career with his short semi-biographical film ˜Multi-Facial', for which he did the direction, writing, acting and production - it was screened at the Cannes Festival. But it was not until Steven Spielberg signed him in his multi starrer movie, ˜Saving Private Ryan' that he received the attention that he deserved. Diesel is well-known for his action role in ˜The Fast and Furious' series, for which he has reprised the role of ˜Dominic Toretto' time and again. Various movies from the franchise established him as an action hero in the industry. Other movies by Diesel are, ˜The pacifier', ˜xXx', ˜Riddick', etc. This deep voiced actor manages production companies named ˜One Race Productions', ˜Racetrack Records', and ˜Tigon Studios' alongside acting and has produced movies like ˜Hitman'.
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter who rocked the music world with his band Nirvana. He is known to have displayed artistic traits since early childhood but being a victim of parent's separation, he had a troubled youth. Finding solace in music, he started with playing the guitar and slowly and steadily went deeper into the world of music. Albums such as Bleach, Nevermind, in Utero were some of his very popular ones. Nirvana signing with the Grefen Records came as a major accomplishment in his career. Although he continued to grow exponentially on the professional front but his personal life went down the drain due to his severe drug addictions. Plagued with health and family issues, he was a struggling patient of depression and drug addiction throughout his life but his exemplary song writing skills helped Nirvana sell some over 25 million albums in the U.S. and over 75 million all over the world; thereby making him an iconic personality in the field of rock music.
Matt LeBlanc is an American actor and host who gained international recognition for his portrayal of Joey Tribbiani in the hit sitcom ˜Friends' that ran from 1994 to 2004. He is also known for appearing in the comedy series ˜Episodes' and for hosting BBC's ˜Top Gear'. Currently, LeBlanc plays Adam Burns in the sitcom ˜Man with a Plan'. Born to a mechanic father and manager mother, he graduated from Newton North High School alongside future comedian Louis C.K. Following his graduation, LeBlanc spent some time as a model in Florida before relocating to New York where he took drama classes. Till date, he has appeared in a number of TV programs, shows, advertisements, short films and movies. One of the most talented actors in Hollywood right now, LeBlanc has got millions of fans worldwide. In addition, he is incredibly popular on social media. On a personal note, the American artiste has a daughter. Currently, he is dating producer Aurora Mulligan.
John William Ferrell, popularly known as Will, is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. He started performing comedy skits while in school. However, he did not want to join the show business because his father, who was a musician, never got his paychecks on time. After graduation, he tried out odd jobs; but ultimately moved to Los Angeles and joined the comedy group Groundlings on his mother's advice. His breakthrough came when he was spotted by ˜Saturday Night Life˜ (SNL) producer Lorne Michaels. He successfully hosted the show for seven years. In a poll taken on 2014, Ferrell was voted as the Best Saturday Night Live cast member of all times. Although he appeared in number of films while doing the show his film career actually took off after he left SNL. From 2003 onwards, he began starring in many popular films that were both critically acclaimed and hit at the box office. At the same time, he started writing screenplays and opened a production company along with Adam Mackay and Gary Sanchez. He is also a good baseball player and a philanthropist. He has donated considerably to different charities involved with cancer survivors.
Julia Roberts is a renowned and acclaimed actress of recent times and well-known for her roles in movies such as ˜Pretty Woman', ˜Steel Magnolias' and ˜Erin Brockovich'. She had dreams of taking up many professions as a child but not one of an actress. However, as she grew up, she realised her true calling and embarked on her journey to become an actress. She even left her studies half-way in order to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Julia landed in New York, where she took acting training and simultaneously did modelling assignments to support herself financially. Gradually, she got her first break in television and then owing to her acting potential, she made it to the big screen. She did not get full length roles initially, but with even with her trifle roles she performed well enough to be recognized. The film which became a milestone in her career was ˜Steel Magnolias' which earned her the ˜Golden Globe Award' for the first time. Her first major leading role was in the film ˜Pretty Woman' which earned her immense fame and made it evident that she is here to stay. She then further cemented her position in the industry with her role in ˜Erin Brockovich' and even today, she has a huge fan following
Eric Marlon Bishop, better known by his screen name Jamie Foxx, is a multifaceted entertainer”he is an actor, comedian, musician and radio host all rolled into one. He was a very talented youngster at school and participated in a variety of activities. His musical abilities were evident from childhood and he began playing the piano when he was just five. He was also a top ranking student and skilled at playing sports like basketball and football. As a teenager he also sang for a music band and was often appreciated for his ability to make his classmates laugh. He began his career as a stand-up comedian before moving on to acting. He was chosen to play a football player in the film ˜Any Given Sunday' because of his sporting background. More film roles followed and he reached the peak of his acting career with the biopic ˜Ray' for which he won an Academy Award and also a BAFTA Award. In addition to being a successful actor, he is also a Grammy Award winning musician who has released four albums, out of which two were accredited platinum status. This talented entertainer had also had his share of controversies due his brushes with the law and for his insensitive comments about other performers.
Quick-witted, amusing and down to earth, Jimmy Kimmel is one of the wealthiest and most successful American talk show hosts. With an estimated net worth of $35 million, he earns an aggregate of $8 million a year for his talk-show ˜Jimmy Kimmel Live!' alone. He started out as a radio jockey and appeared as the popular ˜Jimmy the Sports Guy' in the Los Angles based radio show ˜The Kevin and Bean Show'. Soon after, he bagged the Daytime Emmy Award for his sharp-edged humour as the co-host of the game show ˜Win Ben Stein's Money'. He reached the highpoint of his career and achieved great success in the field of late-night talk shows with his hit show ˜Jimmy Kimmel Live!' It soon became one of the longest running late night talk shows in the History of ABC network, breaking all records of other talk shows. This established his status as one of the most popular and favourite personalities on American television. He is currently riding a wave of popularity and his new show ˜shock-talk' has tapped quite a few audiences.
Glenn Thomas Jacobs became known to WWE audiences for his iconic black and red mask while playing <a title='The Undertaker' href='/famous/mark-callaway.htm'>The Undertaker</a>'s half-brother, Kane.
Mark Ruffalo is an American actor, director, and environmental activist. He is best known for portraying the character of ˜the Hulk' in movies like ˜The Avengers' (2012) and ˜Avengers: Age of Ultron' (2015). From a young age, he was determined to enter show business and attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting to hone his talent. Armed with a degree from the drama school, he co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company and had to struggle with the multiple responsibilities of being an actor, writer, director, producer and even, light boy. As luck would have it, a chance meeting with playwright Kenneth Lonergan altered his fortune. His versatility as an actor landed him roles in Lonergan's play ˜This is Our Youth' (1996) and later, in his famous movie ˜You Can Count on Me' (2000). His performance won him praises from all corners and helped him establish a strong foothold in Hollywood. He went on to star in several notable movies like ˜Collateral' (2004) and ˜Shutter Island' (2010). Over time, he excelled in his art and his performance in ˜The Kids Are All Right' (2010) and ˜Foxcatcher' (2014) earned him Academy Award nominations. More recently in 2012 and 2015, his portrayal of ˜the Hulk' has earned him international fame. A politically vocal person, he is also an activist and supports a number of causes like anti-fracking, renewable energies, pro-choice movement, and LGBTQ rights.
LaVar Ball is an American businessman and a popular media personality. He became hugely infamous after his comments about the ˜National Basketball Association' (NBA) and its players. He once claimed that he was a better basketball player than Michael Jordan and accused the team ˜Los Angeles Lakers' of mismanaging one of his sons. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and played football and basketball in school. According to him, he was a highly competitive basketball player and was the star forward of his team. He further played football and basketball at the college level and had a short stint with the ˜London Monarchs' in the ˜World League of American Football' (WLAF). He joined the practice squad of the ˜New York Jets' and the ˜Carolina Panthers' but never managed to play a professional football match of the ˜National Football League' (NFL). In 2016, he launched ˜Big Baller Brand,' a sports apparel company, and in late 2017, he laid the foundation of the ˜Junior Basketball Association' (JBA). He funded the ˜JBA' entirely through the money he had earned from his business endeavors. He faced several charges of racism and sexism and is one of the most polarizing and controversial public figures in the American sports arena.
Anna Nicole Smith was the epitome of the classic voluptuous blonde in the mid 90s. Her life story is the story of a woman who was flamboyant and went rags-to-riches. Even though she was a school drop-out and had a disturbed family life, she always wanted to make it big in life by hook or crook. She gained the publicity by posing for ˜Playboy' magazine. She also modeled for the international magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Face etc. She garnered lot of attention by marrying the 89 year old oil tycoon <a title='J. Howard Marshall' href='/famous/james-marshall.htm'>J. Howard Marshall</a> II when she was just 26 years of age. She was desperately trying to build her career in movies. She got few roles in films and TV series. She was always given a role to cash in her sex symbol image. Whatever she did was the topic of headlines. Even after her death, she continues to be a subject of great fascination and speculation to this day. Her life and sudden death has inspired numerous books, documentaries and movies.
Pierre David Guetta, better known as just David Guetta, is a world famous music producer and a house music DJ who has shared the limelight with many of the movers and shakers of the music industry. Some of his collaborations include songs like ˜Sexy Chick' with Akon, ˜Titanium' and ˜She Wolf' with the Australian singer Sia, Usher and ˜Where Them Girls At' performed with rapper Flo Rida. This very talented DJ was born in Paris in France and got into working as a DJ in the 1980's. In those days, he would play at night clubs which he kept doing till he released his first album in 2002, prior to which he co-founded Gum Productions in 2001.. His ventures in the international music scene were initiated by a chance meeting with Robert Owens, the Americal Rhythm & Blues and House singer, at one of Guetta's performances. One of his biggest hits has been the song ˜I Gotta Feeling' which he mixed for the Black Eyed Peas. His latest adventure has been his latest album ˜Nothing but the Beat' and its followup, ˜Nothing but the Beat 2.0'. There is also a documentary that has been made on this talented musician; it's called ˜Nothing But the Beat' and it captures his journey to fame. David Guetta's life has been very interesting; to say the least, so let's take a look his biography and explore his life in a little more detail.